Include, exclude, conclude, preclude
As you can clearly see all of these words contain the syllable ‘clude’ which comes from the Latin and means to ‘shut’. So, very briefly ‘include’ means to shut in; ‘exclude’ means to shut out; ‘conclude’means to shut together and ‘preclude’ means to shut beforehand. I need to explain that a little further.
Include means to join a second thing in with a first thing. Here are some examples.
Exclude means the opposite of include! So, it means to leave something or someone out of your thinking or plans – usually deliberately.
Conclude means to come to a decision about something or someone because of what you have heard or seen. It can also mean to come to an end.
Preclude means to take action to stop something happening or to make it impossible.
NOW IT’SYOUR TURN
Put the best word in these sentences from ‘include’, ‘exclude’, ‘conclude’ and ‘preclude’.
1. When I saw her run around the corner and hide in the toilet I ___________ that she did not want to talk to me!
2. If you do not have a job with a regular income then you are _____________ from getting a bank loan to buy a house.
3. If you are to be a successful university tutor then you must try to _________ all the students in the discussion.
4. The student was ___________ from the university because he was constantly rude and disrespectful to all his lecturers and professors.
5. The speaker was not sure how to___________ his speech so kept talking in circles.
6. Some people are allergic to gluten so they must ____________ all flour and other foods that contain gluten.
7. She knew that her bad heart condition___________ her from mountain climbing but the silly woman went on the expedition anyway.
8. Most schools in Australia try to__________ refugee and migrant children in the normal activities of the school as soon as possible..
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